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George Catlett Marshall Medal

Description

The GEORGE CATLETT MARSHALL MEDAL is awarded annually for selfless service to the United States of America.  This implies service in more than one area or under extraordinary circumstances.  For example, when a military figure is considered for the Award, it will not be awarded only for military service unless such distinguished service was performed under extraordinary circumstances.  Total service should normally include public service after military retirement or separation from military service.  The word "public" may include civilian assignments in government, or service with nonprofit organizations, or leadership in patriotic movements, or like activities.  Additionally, the recipient should be known nationally and must agree to be present at the Marshall Dinner to receive the Award.  Normally, currently-serving elected and appointed government officials are not eligible.  Ideally the last service should be reasonably current.  The award was established in 1960.

Criteria  

Awarded annually for selfless service to the United States of America.  This implies service in more than one area or under extraordinary circumstances.  For example, when a military figure is considered for the Award it will not be awarded only for military service unless such distinguished service was performed under extraordinary circumstances.  Total service should normally include public service after military retirement or separation from military service.  The word "public" may include civilian assignments in government, or service with nonprofit organizations, or leadership in patriotic movements or like activities.  Additionally, the recipient should be known nationally and must agree to be present at the Marshall Dinner to receive the Award.  Normally, currently-serving elected and appointed government officials are not eligible.  Ideally the last service should be reasonably current.           

Previous Recipients

1960Honorable Robert A. Lovett   
1961Honorable John Jay McCloy
1962General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower
1963Honorable Gordon Gray
1964General of the Army Omar N. Bradley
1965General Jacob L. Devers
1966Honorable Harry S Truman
1967Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge
1968General Maxwell D. Taylor
1969Honorable Cyrus R. Vance
1970General Lyman L. Lemnitzer
1971Honorable Dean Rusk
1972Bob Hope
1973Honorable Henry Kissinger
1974Ambassador Ellsworth Bunker
1975Ambassador Stanley R. Resor
1976Honorable Frank Pace, Jr.
1977Honorable James R. Schlesinger
1978Oveta Culp Hobby
1979Honorable W. Averell Harriman
1980Lieutenant General James M. Gavin
1981No Award
1982Honorable Melvin R. Laird
1983Honorable Philip C. Habib
1984Honorable Donald Rumsfeld
1985Honorable Paul Henry Nitze
1986General John W. Vessey, Jr.
1987Honorable David Packard
1988Honorable Caspar W. Weinberger
1989Honorable Frank C. Carlucci
1990Honorable John O. Marsh, Jr.
1991General Andrew J. Goodpaster
1992Honorable Gerald R. Ford
1993Honorable George H.W. Bush
1994General Colin L. Powell
1995Honorable Richard B. Cheney
1996Honorable Sam Nunn
1997Honorable William J. Perry
1998Honorable Norman R. Augustine
1999General Bernard W. Rogers
2000General Frederick C. Weyand
2001Honorable Robert J. Dole
2002Honorable George J. Mitchell
2003Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft
2004The American Soldier
2005Tom Brokaw
2006Honorable Warren B. Rudman
2007Lieutenant General Julius W. Becton, Jr.
2008Honorable Madeleine K. Albright
2009 Kenneth Fisher
2010 Honorable Preston M. Geren
2011 Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker
2012Honorable James Baker, III
2013Honorable Robert M. Gates
2014Michael W. Krzyzewski
2015Honorable Leon E. Panetta
2016General Gordon R. Sullivan
2017Gary Sinise
2018Martha Raddatz